The Arizona Coyotes were the underdogs going into their series against the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado is an excellent team, one that is a favorite to win the Stanley Cup this year. Arizona looked good in their play-in series against the Nashville Predators, but the skill gap is real.
While few people expected the Coyotes to get the series few people would have expected the lackluster performance they delivered on Monday.
The Coyotes came into the game with some momentum. Their play in Game 2 earned them praise, and it was an extremely lucky bounce that gave Colorado the win.